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Manitobans participate in Buy Nothing Day, a backlash to Black Friday

WINNIPEG — As consumers gear up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, some Manitobans are deciding to stay home and not participate in… 526 more words

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Low Canadian dollar hitting North Dakota hotels, not retailers

WINNIPEG — The low Canadian dollar isn’t stopping Manitobans from going south to shop, but it is preventing them from spending the night.

With the Canadian dollar worth about 70 cents U.S., less visitors are choosing to stay at hotels in places like Grand Forks and Fargo. 322 more words

Money

Manitoba Tories to cut 112 government jobs to save $10M

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is cutting 112 government management jobs in 2017 in order to save $10 million.

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen made the announcement Thursday afternoon. 120 more words

Politics

The Pas offering Tolko Industries massive tax break

Weeks after the biggest employer in The Pas, Man., announced it was shutting down, the town’s mayor is offering the paper mill a massive tax break in hopes it will delay the closure. 101 more words

Canada

Another hit to The Pas as casino makes plans to relocate south

The Aseneskak Casino, based on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation near The Pas, said it’s making plans to relocate south within the next two years.

If it moves, it will be the second major employer in the northern Manitoba community to close shop. 225 more words

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Tolko Industries in The Pas shutting down, hundreds to be laid off

The largest employer in The Pas, Man., is closing its doors, leaving hundreds of people out of work.

Tolko Industries employs 332 people in the northern Manitoba town, which has a population of around 5,500 people. 236 more words

Economy

Manitoba's economy among strongest in country in 2016: Conference Board of Canada

WINNIPEG — The Conference Board of Canada predicts Manitoba’s economy will be among the strongest in Canada in 2016 and be the second strongest in 2017. 208 more words

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